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It’s not every day that the millions of listeners who tune in to the most successful talk-radio show of all time hear two brothers discussing the evidence for the Christian faith.
One was the iconic host, the other a lawyer, political commentator and former skeptic who has become a devout Christian.
Rush Limbaugh, introducing his brother David Limbaugh to the show Monday, admitted examining the claims of Christianity is a “pretty risky subject.”
The focus was David Limbaugh’s new book, “Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel,” which probes “the reliability of the Bible, biblical prophecy, the various philosophical proofs of God, the arguments for the possibility of miracles and all that stuff.”
Rush Limbaugh explained to his audience it’s “probably the book” his brother “was intended to write his whole life.”
“This is the one he’s been building up to.”
David Limbaugh said studying the Bible and evidence for Christianity will certainly strengthen the faith of a believer, but it can also transform a “nonbeliever to a believer.”
“The Bible’s the Word of God; give it a chance, it will shock your socks off,” he said. “It will knock your pants off.
“I know I sound like a nerd,” he said. “I’m not one of these charismatic type of Christians, but I firmly believe the Bible is the Word of God; and I’m excited about it, and I want to be contagious in my enthusiasm for the Bible to inspire a like interest in other people so that they can explore it and receive the life-changing benefits that I have received.”
Responding to his brother’s declaration of faith, Rush Limbaugh said: “All of that is true, folks. I’ve grown up with my brother, obviously, and I’m familiar with this quest of his. He can barely contain his excitement over all this, and he just wants to share it.”
David Limbaugh said he was prompted to examine the claims of his faith when an old high school friend said “he didn’t believe a rational person could believe in Christianity.”
His immediate response to his friend, he said, probably “failed to even marshal much evidence at all.”
“So I resolved after that that I’d do a better job. I’d study this stuff, get it on my mind,” David Limbaugh said.
As a former skeptic, he explained, “I can relate to those who are currently skeptics perhaps better than a pastor or a trained theologian.”
You can order “Jesus on Trial” as well as David Limbaugh’s other books, “Bankrupt,” “Crimes Against Liberty” and “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic,” from the WND Superstore.
He said the book intentionally includes his “own spiritual journey.”
“I was a skeptic and I wanted to trace how I evolved from doubter to believer, and I also structured the book that way.”
He said he writes about his “a-ha moments,” which “drew me into Christianity.”
“Some of the attractive teachings, Jesus’ teachings and biblical teachings — I call them ‘the paradoxical teachings’ — they seem counter-intuitive, but they are so true once you study them and dig down deeper,” he said.
“I wanted to share these teachings to people because I think the Bible serves as its own apologetic — that if you’ll just give the Bible and theology a chance, you won’t even need these other formal methods in classical apologetics.”
The book addresses common questions, such as why a good God allows bad things to happen.
“The Bible tells us that He created us in His image,” David Limbaugh said. “That means to me that He created us as intelligent beings, as distinct from all other creatures. He gave us, I believe, free will. Some of the hardcore Calvinists out there might disagree, but I’m fully acknowledging God’s sovereignty and His control of the universe,” he said. “But I believe that He created us to have a special, intimate relationship, a spiritual relationship with Him, and that would not have been possible had He created us as automatons, as robots.
“We have to have some free will in order to be capable of having love. You can’t command someone to have love in the genuine sense. So He created us with free will, and with that, creating us that way opened up the possibility that we would sin.”
He said the evidence for the Bible’s reliability is abundant.
“Christianity is based on the physical facts of the resurrection. And, by the way, it’s not just that they say this in the Bible reliably; we have proof of that. When the Bible stands up, when subjected to the textual criticism, compared to any other ancient book, that it is more accurate, that it comes down to us exactly as it was written. Any scrivener’s errors over the 2,000 years or over the years we see do not affect the substance.
“So we have more copies, more New Testament copies, 5,800 copies, existing copies and some 19,300 in other languages of the New Testament, not as many for the Old Testament. But after the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, an amazing amount. We don’t have anything like that for the other ancient Greek and Roman documents. Most of them there’s only 10 or 20 copies. ‘The Iliad,’ you have 1,800, which is less than 10 percent, and yet everybody accepts those as accurate.”
HOUSTON — A year ago, the Las Americas Newcomer Middle School in the low-income Gulfton neighborhood started the semester with 150 immigrant and refugee students. When the new school year began last month, enrollment skyrocketed to 325 students, most of them newly arrived from Central America.
"It's put a burden on me because I've run out of space," Principal Maria Moreno said of the school's dozen portable classrooms set up behind another middle school. She hired five new teachers and a social worker, converted a teachers lounge and school police office into classrooms and used surplus money to buy projectors, laptops and desktop computers.
But she still had to turn away more than 100 students.
"That's not going to stop," Moreno said. "Since I can't handle them, they're going next door. But is next door equipped to handle them?"
That's a question facing educators across the country. School districts from California to Georgia and Maryland have had to add bilingual programs and social services to help new immigrants, with Oakland hiring an "unaccompanied minor support services consultant."
Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, home to one of the country's largest Honduran communities, has requested federal assistance after enrolling 1,469 Central American students since the past school year, including 901 from Honduras.
But nowhere is the impact of the recent surge of immigration felt more strongly than in Texas.
More than 66,000 unaccompanied young immigrants crossed into the U.S. illegally in the past fiscal year, most entering through Texas' Rio Grande Valley.
Of those, 37,477 had been released to sponsors across the country as of July 31, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. California received 3,909 children, while the largest number — 5,280 — went to Texas. Of those, 2,866 have been placed in Houston and the surrounding county.
Texas had long served students who were in the country illegally, and a 1982 Supreme Court case held that the state could not deny them an education. Texas also absorbed 35,000 students after Hurricane Katrina.
The current wave, though smaller, presents special challenges to educators. Many of these students, Moreno said, are fleeing countries in turmoil and need counseling and other social services.
There's the 12-year-old student at Las Americas sent north by her mother from El Salvador after her cousin was gang-raped. The 11-year-old Salvadoran girl who persuaded a priest to smuggle her north without her mother's consent. And the 14-year-old Honduran boy whose mother brought him as far as Guadalajara, Mexico, and then ran out of money and told him to hop cargo trains the rest of the way.
Most students don't speak English. Some indigenous children barely speak Spanish, like the Honduran boy who spoke Mayan Quiche and kept asking Moreno in Spanish, "How do you say this in Spanish?"
One Salvadoran father recently brought his 13-year-old daughter to Moreno's office in tears. He had left for the U.S. when the girl was 4 months old. Now she had made the trek north and was running wild, testing his temper.
"Dad has no clue" how to parent, Moreno recalled. "And the girl is sitting here crying, saying, 'I don't know this man.'"
Moreno, who has two sons, ages 11 and 20, tried to offer the father advice.
"I said, 'Call me when you don't know what to do,'" she recalled. She said she left the conversation wondering, "How do I coach this parent?"
The Las Americas school, which serves grades 4 through 8, has students from 23 countries who speak 17 languages. Arabic, Nepali and Swahili were more common than Spanish until recently. Houston public schools, which plan to expand the Newcomers program, have already enrolled 1,825 new students from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Some Texans fear that the schools cannot afford the newcomers. But Texas Education Agency officials, who oversee the state's more than 1,200 school districts and charters, say they already budgeted to cover the extra students and can draw from a state fund with a $263 million surplus if new costs arise.
Agency officials estimate that it will pay districts $9,473 to educate each bilingual student this academic year. That's $1,573 more than it paid for the typical student.
If most of the young immigrants placed in Texas enroll in school, the total cost of educating the newcomers could top $50 million.
A conservative Washington-based group puts the cost even higher.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform predicts, based on past studies, that 98 percent of unaccompanied minors will enroll at a cost 75 percent higher than the average student. In Texas, the federation predicts, that means about $15,000 per student annually, or about $78 million this year.
Nationwide, the group says that educating unaccompanied minors this year will cost more than $761 million.
Federal officials say that it's difficult to estimate how many of the young immigrants have enrolled in schools. The U.S. Department of Education has released guidance to schools, but has not tallied costs.
"The financial impact of unaccompanied immigrant children is an incredibly complicated number to calculate in a particular state, district or school, much less nationally. It depends on a range of local factors," department spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said.
Those factors include the number of English-as-a-second-language students already in a school and the level of community programs and state support. Also key is existing enrollment, Nolt said, adding that some urban districts are underenrolled and may have extra capacity.
"There was this concern at first that there was going to be this flood of kids," Nolt said. "Some urban districts have seen a lot, but the vast majority have not."
But Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and other Texas conservatives complain that the migrants will place new demands on already overcrowded schools.
"Regrettably, American taxpayers will be asked to foot the bill for the burden on these school districts," Smith said.
In the Houston area, Liberty and Galveston counties and the cities of Magnolia and League City recently passed resolutions condemning federal efforts to house migrant children in temporary shelters, or directing officials not to cooperate with federal authorities to maintain the facilities. One resolution branded a shelter a health risk.
In nearby Conroe, residents have been pressing federal officials to close a shelter, concerned that 117 unaccompanied minors have already been placed with local sponsors.
"We know they're here, but Conroe and the other school districts won't say a word about how many are enrolled, how much is it costing to educate them, to hire language teachers to teach them in their language," said Michelle Prescott, president of Montgomery County Citizens Against Illegal Immigration.
Prescott, 46, has a son in high school and echoed the concerns of officials in other states that, without documentation, it may be difficult to screen out immigrants who are too old or unvaccinated. She said that leaves parents "not knowing who your child is sitting next to in history class."
Moreno has spoken to conservative community groups and tried to allay such concerns, noting she screens birth certificates and proof of immunization.
"What's better than having an educated child who can get a job and pay taxes?" she said. "You want them to be educated and fend for themselves."
As Moreno walked among classrooms recently, she stopped to talk to the 14-year-old Honduran boy who rode the trains north and has transformed himself, in a few short weeks, from class clown to dedicated student, she said.
In a math class of 30 students, a girl with curly brown hair and dangling gold earrings gave Moreno a shy wave. It was the 13-year-old Salvadoran who had been struggling with her father.
Moreno bent low, whispering to the girl that she would catch up with her later. The girl's father had not telephoned the principal for help this weekend. Moreno took that as a sign of progress.
The sneaks are at it again. Those F***Kers
NaturalNews) "Papers, please?" That's a question you might hear from authorities trying to verify who you are if you lived in an authoritarian police state. It's not likely that Americans will be asked to prove who they are anytime soon because, after all, we've got a Constitution, and it protects us against unjustified invasions of our privacy.
The same is true of a so-called "national ID card," right? That could never happen in America. Only it has happened -- or will happen, depending upon which state you currently reside in.
If you've never heard of the "Enhanced Driver's License," or EDL, you're not alone. Most of us haven't. But they are just that -- national (and soon, global) ID cards [states will be forced to issue them to obscure the fact] that immediately verify who we are, without overtly asking us for our "papers."
You know who else has heard of the EDL? The Department of Homeland Security. In fact, the EDL is part of the massive anti-terrorism bills passed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks that were sold to unsuspecting lawmakers as a "common sense security measure." And to make it even more palatable to a wider body of lawmakers, the central planners who wrote the legislation made sure to include the fact that EDLs would help weed out illegal immigrants as well.
State legislatures have known about these for years
Here is how DHS describes the licenses:
State-issued enhanced drivers licenses (EDLs) provide proof of identity and U.S. citizenship, are issued in a secure process, and include technology that makes travel easier. They provide travelers with a low-cost, convenient alternative for entering the United States from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean through a land or sea port of entry, in addition to serving as a permit to drive.
Here's how the EDL's work. They supposedly make it "easier for U.S. citizens to cross the border into the United States," according to DHS, because they contain:
•a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip that sends a signal to a "secure system" which proceeds to call up your biometric and biographic data for the Customs and Border Patrol officer as you approach the inspection booth; and
•a Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) or barcode that the officer can also read electronically, if RFID is available.
According to the DHS website where these licenses are discussed, the department laughably adds this reassurance:
No personally identifiable information is stored on the card's RFID chip or can be transmitted electronically by the card. The card uses a unique identification number that links to information contained in a secure Department of Homeland Security database. This number does not contain any personally identifiable information.
The EDL initiative is actually known as REAL ID, after an act of Congress of the same name (which was signed into law by President George W. Bush, by the way). And states have known that it was coming for some time.
Won't comply? Good luck trying to fly on a plane
How do we know that? REAL ID has been discussed at length by the National Conference of State Legislatures, an organization to which every state legislature belongs. In a "REAL ID Enforcement Update," dated Dec. 20, 2013, the NCSL said in a news release:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that phased in enforcement of the REAL ID Act will begin on Jan. 20, 2014. This announcement follows a nearly year-long period of deferred enforcement. The REAL ID Act aims to create national standards for state issued driver's licenses and identification cards so they may be used to board commercial aircraft and access certain federal facilities.
According to NCSL, enforcement of the standards in certain parts of the federal government began in January 2014; full implementation is expected by Jan. 19, 2015.
Oh, and yes, there are some states who are opting out of REAL ID, but the law will ravage residents of those states, because among other access denials, anyone without an EDL/REAL ID by 2016 won't be able to go into any federal buildings or board a commercial airliner.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/046866_REAL_I...
Rand Paul asked some interesting questions during a hearing on Tuesday. Say what you want about Paul, he is one of a few willing to hold this administration's feet to the fire. Just why do the police need bayonets? Anyone recall Kent State? Bayonets were at the ready on that day. Just saying.
Tuesday in Washington D.C. at a Senate Hearing from the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on the Department of Defense selling military grade weapons to local police forces, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) grilled Alan F. Estevez, the Assistant Secretary of Defense and from Homeland Security, and FEMA Brian Kamoie, over local police being suppliedwith armored personnel carriers and thousands of bayonets.
Partial transcript as follows:
But confronting those with armored personnel carriers is thoroughly un-American and for 150 years, we’ve had rules separating the military, keeping the military out of policing affairs. But you sort of obscure that separation if you allow the police to become the military.
In FEMA's authorized equipment list there's actually written descriptions for how the equipment should be used and it says it's specifically not supposed to be used for riot suppression. Mr. Kamoie, is that true, that it's not supposed to be used for riot suppression? And how do you plan on policing that since the images clearly show us large pieces of equipment that were bought with your grants used in that riot suppression, or protest suppression rather?"
KAMOIE: Sen. Paul, that is accurate. The categories of personal protective equipment that include helmets, ear and eye protection, ballistics, personal protective equipment. There’s a prohibition in the authorized equipment list not to be used for riot suppression.
PAUL:So I think by supplying all of this free equipment, much of which is, frankly, inappropriate, really shouldn't be on anybody's list of authorized equipment. Mr. Estevez, in the NPR investigation of 1033 program they list that 12,000 bayonets have been given out. What purpose are bayonets being given out for?
ESTEVEZ: Senator, bayonets are available under the program. I can't answer what a local police force would need a bayonet for.
PAUL: I can give you an answer: None. So, what's President Obama's Administration's position on handing out bayonets to the police force? It's on your list. You guys create the list. Are you going to take it off the list or are we going to keep doing it?
Terror threat on porous has existed for more than a decade
(Infowars) – The Department of Homeland Security has countered warnings that terrorists from the Islamic State, also known by the acronym ISIS, will cross America’s southern border.
“There is no credible intelligence to suggest that there is an active plot by ISIL to attempt to cross the southern border,” Homeland Security officials declared in a written statement, according to The New York Times.
ISIL is an alternative name for ISIS.
Democrats are attempting to spin the warnings issued last month by government insiders. In August Judicial Watch cited high-level sources in the federal government stating ISIS would cross the border “very soon” and launch attacks.
At the same time Judicial Watch released its report, the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a situational awareness report stating ISIS has expressed an interest in crossing the border.
“A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of US, for terror attack,” the bulletin warned. It also stated at the time there was no known or credible homeland security threats present on the border.
Fears of potential terrorist activity along the porous border is not new. “We are seeing a pattern of terrorist suspects exploring opportunities to get hold of Mexican passports and documents and infiltrating into the U.S. through Mexico,” Magnus Ranstorp, director of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, told The Los Angeles Times in 2004.
Democrats insist the border is not open to terrorists despite the fact thousands of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers cross the border on a weekly basis.
“There’s a longstanding history in this country of projecting whatever fears we have onto the border,” Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from Texas, told the Times. “In the absence of understanding the border, they insert their fears. Before it was Iran and Al Qaeda. Now it’s ISIS. They just reach the conclusion that invasion is imminent, and it never is.”
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Judge Pirro really lets Obama Have it!
The keynote speaker at the ACT for America conference on September 11, 2014 was Judge Jeanine Pirro. ACT for America is a non-profit organization led by Brigitte Gabriel, a leading terrorism expert.
Judge Pirro’s speech centered on the threat of ISIS, mirroring the non-profit organization’s goal of fighting Shariah Islamic Law in the United States and maintaining our freedoms and our Judeo-Christian foundation as intended by our Founding Fathers.
Echoed by many speakers during the three-day conference, Judge Pirro challenged the deliberate misrepresentation that ISIS, the Islamic terrorist army alleged to number 30,000 in Iraq and Syria, is not about Islamic fanaticism. “If they’re not Islamic fanatics, what are they, Martians?” asked Pirro.
“The President says ISIS is not Islamic. Really? What is it, German? Have you read the Quran. Read the d-n thing and you’ll figure it out.”
Pirro criticized in her speech the administration’s domestic policy in regard to Islam. “They’ve removed all references to Islam and jihad from the training manuals and label the shooter of Fort Hood as committing an act of workplace violence,” even though the jihadi major talked to Anwar al-Awlaki, “a guy who was so dangerous that we had to kill him,” and the major carried around business cards with the words, “Soldier of Allah.”
She questioned this administration’s true allegiance and intent as reflected by U.S. actions in Egypt.
The administration is angry that the Muslim Brotherhood is out in Egypt
“We take out Mubarak who was actually an ally. We take out Gadhafi. We supported the Arab Spring, and it wasn’t democratic. But, Morsi gets elected. Obama’s first speech he gave in Cairo was about apologizing for who we are. We support Morsi because he was democratically elected. So was Hitler. They kick out Morsi and elect al-Sisi and the administration is still holding back. The administration is angry that the Muslim Brotherhood is out in Egypt. The Egyptians had the strength to throw out the Muslim Brotherhood! Shame on us because we don’t have the strength to throw them out of the U.S.”
Emphasizing that we need to be “morally right,” not “politically correct,” Judge Pirro said, “The people who started this country are turning over in their graves asking what in the world they did all of that for.” She repeated her warnings that the jihadist killing Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East “are coming for us,” here on U.S. soil, and are probably already here, entering through the southern border sieve.
Is your outsized IRA in danger? When an employee in the middle of the pack has $59,000 set aside for retirement yet some 9,000 taxpayers have Individual Retirement Accounts worth more than $9 million each, “something is out of whack,” said Senate Finance Committee chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) in hearings today on retirement savings reform.
$140 billion in annual federal retirement tax subsidies are at stake. Sen. Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-OH) are calling for help in formulating a bipartisan retirement reform plan. “It’s pretty clear this committee is going to have some tough choices to make,” Sen. Wyden said.
The witnesses clearly came out against reducing the current tax breaks. “Proposals to limit tax incentives would not only hurt high income individuals but would deprive workers of all ages and income levels,” said Brian Reid, chief economist with the Investment Company Institute. Without the tax incentives to save for themselves, small employers would be less likely to open up plans for their employees, said Scott Betts, senior vice president of National Benefits Services, which designs and administers retirement plans for employers. “The current tax structure motivates employers to set up plans,” he said.
What about the outsized IRAs? One idea: don’t permit employer stock as an IRA investment. Forbes’ Janet Novack explains how investors build mega-size IRAs here.
Sen. Hatch asked for serious policy proposals–not slogans like “upside down tax incentives,” “bang for the buck,” or the system is rigged.” Yet Sen. Wyden couldn’t resists; he asked witnesses in closing, “Where would you make a change to get a bigger bang for the taxpayer buck?” Here are some of their best ideas.
An Amazon gift card? One witness, Brigitte Madrian, a professor at Harvard University who has studied the benefits of automatically enrolling employees in 401(k)s, said that the tax code is particularly ill-suited to encourage saving because it’s so complicated that it’s difficult for the average taxpayer to personally assess the financial impact of the tax incentives. But she had another novel idea: a tweak to the law to allow employers to offer immediate financial incentives to start retirement saving, such as a $50 Amazon gift card or being entered in a drawing for a free Apple iPad. “The literature on employee behavior suggests that small financial awards are incredibly effective,” she says. Other factors that impede savings that trump inadequate tax incentives: procrastination, lack of financial literacy, inattention and the temptation to spend.
Index fund default. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) asked whether Congress should make it mandatory for employers to automatically enroll employees into low-cost index funds in their workplace savings plan. Vanguard founder John Bogle gave an enthusiastic yes-but answer. “It’s mathematically correct, but alas probably politically undoable,” Bogle said. His testimony that explains how an individual who chooses low-cost investments could have a standard of living throughout retirement more than 65% higher than that of a comparable investor in high cost investments should be required reading for everyone (including Congress).
Raise contribution levels? Sen. Hatch held up the 2001 retirement reforms that increased contribution limits and added catch-up contributions for those 50 and older and the 2006 law that made those permanent as a key factor in growing retirement assets. Contribution levels are important because people’s ability and willingness to save changes over their lifetime, explained ICI’s Reid. As workers move into their 50s and 60s, 15% are contributing at the contribution limits. One talking point in Reid’s testimony: limits on contributions are already low by historical standards and should not be reduced further.
The Starter 401(k). Everyone agreed that getting more small employers to sponsor 401(k)s is key to getting more employees saving for retirement as individuals are more likely to save in workplace plans than on their own. Sen. Hatch’s Starter 401(k), already proposed in Senate Bill 1270, was lauded by Betts of National Benefits Services. A Starter 401(k) would allow employees to save up to $8,000 a year (more than in an IRA but less than in a traditional 401(k)). The thought is that some businesses would later switch to the more robust traditional 401(k).
State-sponsored auto-IRAs. Sen. Wyden touted a proposal by the Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force to establish state-sponsored IRAs. A worker who isn’t covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan would defer a percentage of his or her paycheck into an IRA; there would be an opt-out provision. Other states, including Connecticut and Illinois, are taking similar action, while President Barrack Obama’s myRA proposal—a national take on this–languishes.
Dinesh D'Sousa says, "I'm an immigrant who wrote a book celebrating America." And . . .Obama "Has been planning this border breakdown for years!" The following is a transcript of an interview with Dinesh D'Sousa (Kelly File, July 15, 2014):
[Kelly]"More than 55,000 unaccompanied children have been detained since October. That is up 500% (five hundred per-cent) from this time last year, while the administration says it was caught off guard by all of this, our next guest says the President (Obama) has been planning this border breakdown for years! Dinesh D'Sousa is a documentary film maker and creator of the new hit film "American." Dinesh, good to see you. Actually, I know you had a meeting, on your own book being booted out of Costco, at Costco today—and we'll get to that in a moment. Let's get started with your theory that President Obama wanted border chaos. Why?"
[Dinesh]"Well Megan, start by asking this—You have hordes of people showing up at the border—women and children, sick and hungry. Why is this happening now? You couldn't say it is because there is poverty and need around the world, because there has been poverty and need around the world since the time of the Babylonians! So why is this accruing now? Are their revolutions swirling across Central America that are coughing up refugees? No! Nothing has changed over there! What has changed is over here!"
"The Obama administration for the past six years has been signally that it is not serious about enforcing the immigration laws; that it doesn't particularly care to police the border very tightly, and moreover that it wants to have amnesty at home so that law breakers within this county get a break. So those messages eventually filter to people in other countries. And they go, 'Gee—Those guys aren't particularly vigilant about their border—It's going to be a pass for us to get across!' So the Obama administration has. . ."
[Kelly]"They would point to that they've had record numbers of deportations. They would say that they've removed far more than George Bush did, for example. (Note: The Obama administration numbers are different than those of other administration because the Obama administration now reports as "deported" anyone turned back from the border who was denied any entry. So that makes the number skewed.) If your theory is correct, Why? Why would the President want for this to happen? " [Also see Note 1]
[Dinesh]"Look at it this way. The main opposition to amnesty is the Republicans, who I think say very sensibly—'Listen, if you want to thrash out how we deal with our immigrated people at home, let's first lock the border!' You can't have a porous border and at the same time deliberate the issues. Let's close the border and then, as a country, let's get together and sensibly debate what do we do with the illegals who are here." [Also see Note 2]
"Obama says—'How do I thwart that strategy?' Now, one of the lessons of Obama's political mentor, the radical activist Sal Alinsky, was—that, look—the American middle class is fundamentally innocent and decent. And you can always exploit the natural goodness of the American middle class for political ends. So if you produce women and children, sick, starving, in desperate need, at the border, it is very difficult for the average American just, well to say—'Turn those people back. Sorry we are not going to help you up!' So, just by playing on the goodness of the American people, Obama is about to force the . . .immigration issue and put the Republicans on the defensive and say, 'Look, either you give me amnesty or I'm just going to let these people start coming across the border and there's nothing you can do about it!'"
[Kelly] In "America," your film, you speak to the relationship that President Obama may have had with Sal Alinsky. His ideas. . .What is that showing us?" [Dinesh]"Well, what that is showing us is that Alinsky is saying that you can use, if you will, the power of people to swarm—in this case—the border, and the American people will be defenseless against this—they won't know what to do about it! It's a form of social and political intimidation."
"I was at the border myself, not very long ago researching this film. And I talked to a border guard, and said to him, 'With all this surveillance that our government puts on its own citizens, why can't we spot people coming across the border?' And this guy goes, 'Oh we spot them! The problem is that we go to our supervisors and we tell them, 'Look what we see on the camera!' What they tell us is, 'Move the camera!' In other words, don't show the American people what is coming across the border. And that's a direct quote."
[Kelly]"I want to ask you about your meeting with Costco. . .You had a meeting today with them. . ." [Dinesh]"I (said to them) 'I'm an immigrant who wrote a book celebrating America and you decided on the 4th of July to pull this book. You angered your own customers!'. . . I think Costco is taking this very seriously. They're trying to rectify the situation. They've ordered more copies of the book." [Kelly]"Good luck with it, Sir!"
NOTE : "Federal Business Opportunities office had requested — on January 29 — Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children who would cross the Mexican-American border. So, the United States government knew that these children were coming and let them in." http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2014/0...
Note : " What happens to illegal aliens parents whose kids are caught at the border and who currently reside illegally within the USA ? . . . The Obama administration is rewarding illegal alien parents by not only allowing the parents to stay here illegally but also by “reuniting” them with their children who have just committed another crime!. . ." Why aren't they arrested for their own crimes of: (1) negligently leaving their children behind in their home countries under the questionable guardianship of those who then allow the children to risk their lives by traveling “unaccompanied” across hundreds of miles of desert to illegally enter a sovereign country; or for
(2) conspiring to commit a crime by sending money to be used to pay coyotes (soliciting a crime, aiding and abetting a crime) or to provide transportation costs so that their children will be sent “unaccompanied” across hundreds of miles of desert to illegally enter a sovereign country; or for
(3) negligently giving their children the money and/or permission to go trekking unaccompanied across hundreds of miles of desert to illegally enter a sovereign country, thereby risking their lives.
Are these not examples of more serious negligence than falling asleep and losing track of a child who finds his way outside in his diaper? Are these not heinous crimes?. . . Why, then, are the parents of these unaccompanied illegal alien children being rewarded instead of arrested?"
Does the "Council of Islamic Organizations" rule America?: "Protesters were carrying Palestinian flags and signs reading “Save Gaza's children” and chanting “Free, free Palestine.”. . . Mohamad Nasir, vice chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, spoke to the crowd outside the bank on Madison. “We stand here. We feel your pain, your suffering and we mourn your dead as our own,” Nasir said of Gaza residents.
Does the "Council of Islamic Organizations" rule America?: "Protesters were carrying Palestinian flags and signs reading “Save Gaza's children” and chanting “Free, free Palestine.”. . . Mohamad Nasir, vice chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, spoke to the crowd outside the bank on Madison. “We stand here. We feel your pain, your suffering and we mourn your dead as our own,” Nasir said of Gaza residents. “It’s time to hold our government accountable for how they spend our money and who they support. … We want to free Gaza from the siege.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local...
"Jihad in America" (Fox News, Hannity, Aug. 1, 2014)
[Steve Emerson]"We have an administration that is in bed with these radical Islamic groups who pretend to be moderate or civil rights groups that have basically curtailed the ability of the FBI, the ICE agents to monitor, do investigation, or even prosecutors. Prosecutors now have to petition the Dept. of Justice to use the word 'Jihad' in indictments! This shows you the extents to which this administration has neutered the whole campaign to stop jihadism! And basically interfered with the ability of FBI agents to do their job! You saw what happened in Boston didn't you? Why didn't we stop that one?
[Monica Crowley]"It's really unbelievable! And you and your group, "The Investigative Project on Terrorism," have done extraordinary work in pointing out how the FBI, City and State law enforcement, and now the Border Patrol, with essentially an open border, with God knows what kind of terrorists and Islamists are coming over the Southern border—How they have been really hamstrung and by regulation and political correctness restricting their ability to monitor these Islamic communities and the border! Let me ask you this though, because it does tie in to what we are seeing with Hamas' war on Israel. Talk to us a little bit about how Obama's feckless foreign policy and his lack of moral clarity here, and his very tepid support for our close friend and ally, Israel—How that's emboldening both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Muslim Brotherhood's military wing, Hamas.
[Steve]"Monica, you couldn't have said it better. But let me be absolutely clear. . .This administration has embraced and legitimized the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the Godfather and parent of all Sunni terrorist groups, including Hamas, including Islamic Jihad and Al-Qaeda! And for the administration to make a distinction between Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood is simply murderous! And that what they have done! They've lifted all restrictions on Muslim Brotherhood visits to the United States. They've negotiated with them! Basically, last night when Kerry announced a ceasefire he said the ceasefire will lead to 'negotiations over underlying grievances.' That's like saying that negotiation with Hitler would lead to a resolution of underlying grievances, like his hatred of the West, his hatred of Jews—his hatred of Jews that killed 6 Million!
There is no underlying grievance of these groups other than the destruction of the Jewish state, and ultimately establishment of Islamic caliphate! I put squarely and fully the blame of the Hamas build up, of rockets and their tunnels, that started in December, 2012, when Hillary Clinton first negotiated the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. That forced Israel to lift the blockade and allow Hamas to get concrete and steal, which they used to build tunnels and they used to create rocket launching facilities underground. That resulted in their most recent war, which has caused basically, the strategic survival of Israel, for the first time, to be at risk!" [Monica]"Its unbelievable to me that this White House, with its actions, has legitimized the war criminality of Hamas!"
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